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11-04-2004 07:41 AM  13 years agoPost 21
cjw

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I've tried 3 different types of glow extension so far and each one failed after only a few flights. In every case it was the solder cracking away from the remote glow socket.

I considered making my own out of higher quality componants, simple things like being able to crimp the wires into place before soldering, heavier duty wires etc.

In the end just accepted taking the canopy off between flights. With the Raptor its not actually a big deal to do that.

I wish you better luck

Clive

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11-04-2004 05:56 PM  13 years agoPost 22
mikefoy6

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Did you Lock-Tight the screw that runs in to the motor?

I had a problem with mine b/c i used too much lock-tight and it was acting as an insulator so the screw was not "grounded" to the engine.

Just a thought.

I solved this problem by simply taking a piece of tin foil and wraping it around the frame to contact the engine mount and the screw. It has worked just fine.

you can kinnd of see it in these pics

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11-04-2004 07:02 PM  13 years agoPost 23
DrDan

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Hey, that's my pic. All you have to do with this is screw the mount to the engine and connect it. It should work.

I do have to tell you that I don't use that one anymore. I use this one from ricks:

http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/me...Code=Glow_Plugs


The rubber boot has a springy thing in it that clips to the plug, which prevents it from coming off. It is by far the best I have used, and I have been using it now for about 6 months without any problem and have a friend using the same one without any troubles. It is awesome.

Dr. Dan

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11-04-2004 07:25 PM  13 years agoPost 24
nojohnny101

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hey
thanks guys for all the responses...i already modified mine to the first picture i posted so i would prefer not to change...just afraid i change it too much that i won't work anymore
anyway...my glow plug was working great and then it all of a sudden stopped working when i had cut hte engine and wanted to start it back up after 10 or so minutes of flying...
could oil and gas from the exhaust gotten in to the wire and disrupted or shorted out somethig...i'm at lost of what it is?


Let me know


Thanks
~Will~

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11-05-2004 01:23 AM  13 years agoPost 25
nojohnny101

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hey
anyone?

Let me know

Thanks
~Will~

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11-05-2004 07:46 AM  13 years agoPost 26
cjw

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nojohnny101,

If you take the glow plug out of the engine and attache your glow driver to the remote, does the glow plug light up?

If not, but the glow plug lights when connected directly to the glow driver, you've hit what I was describing.
I've tried 3 different types of glow extension so far and each one failed after only a few flights. In every case it was the solder cracking away from the remote glow socket.

Clive

http://www.cjwoods.com

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11-16-2004 11:52 AM  13 years agoPost 27
Ultra Vires

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I use this one from ricks
http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/me...Code=Glow_Plugs

I use one that looks the same. The only problem I had was that to remove it/attach it from the glowplug you have to pull on the lead to disengage the spring loaded clamp inside the insulating boot.

This failed very quickly as pulling on the lead simply resulted in pulling back just the red insulation rather than the lead inside it, and very soon after that a bit of oily residue inside the insulating boot caused the clamp inside it to rotate making it a time-consuming and swear-producing task to replace it on the glowplug.

I eventually did what others suggested and replaced the plug clamp and rubber boot with a very small insulated crocodile clip. It's simple, it works, and it has outlasted any of the ready-manufactured remote glow leads I've used. It fully meets the KISS standard (Keep It Simple, Stupid!).

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